Become a Certified Virtual Host

Become a Certified Virtual Host



If you've already got your Certified Virtual Presenter badge, and are ready to learn the skills that will make your online sessions memorable and meaningful for the virtual audience, then you are ready to be trained and certified as a Certified Virtual Host.   

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Course + Certification

The Certified Virtual Host is made up of a live, instructor-led training session (over Zoom, of course!), followed by an assessment. On completion, you'll receive the Certified Virtual Host badge to display on your website, eSpeakers profile, email, business card, etc. The assessment consists of you recording an actual session where you are the virtual host, and demonstrate the principles taught. You'll send the recording to your instructor as your assessment. On the instructor's approval, your badge will be issued to you.

What's covered in the course?

  1. SESSION 1 – Show Your Best Self 
    1. know the nuances of lighting, background, camera angle, microphone, and personal image
    2. determine if standing up or sitting are better for you
    3. see what attendees see (hint: it might not be what you see on your screen)
    4. …and more
  2. SESSION 2 – ENHANCE YOUR EYE CONNECTION
    1. use a simple technique few presenters use to help your audience feel more connected to you
    2. manage your windows (chat, slides, gallery) so your audience feels you’re always looking at them
    3. view your notes and still look directly at the camera
    4. …and more
  3. SESSION 3 – AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT TOOLS
    1. mitigate “Zoom fatigue”
    2. shift in-person presentation techniques to virtual
    3. reduce people’s itch to multi-task
    4. …and more
  4. SESSION 4 – CREATE DYNAMIC, ENGAGING SLIDES FOR MAXIMUM ENGAGEMENT AND RETENTION
    1. optimize your slides for viewing on mobile
    2. use relevant, non-smarmy animations to keep your audiences’ attention
    3. view your slides, group gallery, chat, and presenter view all on the same screen
    4. …and more
  5. SESSION 5 – PREPARE FOR TECH GLITCHES
    1. create a Plan B (or even Plan C) to ensure a quick recovery in case there’s a tech glitch
    2. basics you need to do in every virtual presentation to calm any tech anxiety
    3. show your slides from mobile if your computer shuts down
    4. …and more
More details here »

Upcoming Training Sessions

The online course is a live instructor-led course. All courses are talk in English, and class size is limited to 15 students.
The course is offered in a 2-day. You get the exact same content in any session.


Course Fee

The course fee is $995 USD and includes the assessment; this is the only fee you'll pay to get training, assessment and badge.



We look forward to helping you get started as a Certified Virtual Host.

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